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Welcome to the BBFC Media Centre.  Here you can access BBFC Media Releases.

For all enquiries please contact Catherine Anderson,  Head of Communications. 

Tel: 0207 440 3285 Out of hours: 07946 423719 E-mail: canderson@bbfc.co.uk

For media requests regarding access to BBFC Archive files please let us have a list of the film titles you would like to research, along with their release dates. It helps us find the relevant documents for you if you are able to  give detail relating to the research being undertaken, or your reasons for the enquiry. We will then check the availability of each file and contact you to arrange an appointment for you to view the records at the BBFC.  The BBFC is not able to undertake any research into the contents of files on behalf of the media. 

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BBFC launch 12A cinema advert

29/07/2014

The BBFC has released a new advert to help increase awareness of what the 12A cinema rating means. In 2013 the BBFC found that 75%  of the British public understand that a film rated 12A is generally suitable for children aged 12 and over, but a younger child may see the film if accompanied by an...

BBFC Annual Report 2013

17/07/2014

British Board of Film Classification see digital growth, measure public trust and launch new education resources in 2013

BBFC gives a U rating to Hopster TV and learning app for children

13/03/2014

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has awarded a U classification to Hopster, a subscription based TV and learning app for children aged 2-6.

The BBFC supports Safer Internet Day 2014 with guides for selecting age appropriate films online

11/02/2014

To support Safer Internet Day the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is providing videos, articles and games to help guide parents and children in choosing age appropriate films to stream or download.

The BBFC reveals what children know about age ratings as they announce the winners of their children’s CBBFC poster competition

30/01/2014

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced the winners of its CBBFC poster competition.The competition marked the launch of the BBFC’s new website for children, CBBFC and challenged children to create illustrations for a new poster showing their families and friends visiting the...

BBFC launch new Classification Guidelines

13/01/2014

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is publishing new Classification Guidelines today alongside the results of the large-scale public consultation which underpins them. The new Classification Guidelines will come into force on 24 February 2014.

mymovies brings new CBBFC website to life with latest film trailers and imagery

05/12/2013

The recently launched CBBFC website provides child and family friendly information about BBFC age ratings, BBFCinsight and how the BBFC works, alongside educational games like ‘Rate a Trailer’, where children can test how much they know about film classification. The website also provides...

BBFC introduces reduced classification tariff for short films by student or funded film makers

08/10/2013

The BBFC is pleased to announce a new tariff for short films made by film students or by first time filmmakers affiliated to a recognised funding scheme. The student short film tariff aims to enable filmmakers creating short films of up to 40 minutes as part of educational studies or funding...

BBFC launches their new website for children with a poster competition that asks how much kids know about age ratings

16/09/2013

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is challenging children to create illustrations for a new poster showing their families and friends visiting the cinema, to help remind parents, teachers and children what the five age ratings U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18 mean. The final poster will include...

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